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How do I move my live training business online?

by | Mar 7, 2023 | DigitalChalk

Many classroom training providers pivoted to online business during the pandemic. They have expanded their reach, brought down costs, and are never returning to being a 100% classroom training company. Offering online and hybrid training options has enabled smaller training companies to become more accessible to their clients by eliminating scheduling challenges for their best trainers. Training companies have found the confidence to scale their businesses with the benefits that the online model offers.

Consider these seven steps for transitioning your classroom or live training business online successfully:

  1. Determine your goals: Identify the specific learning and training objectives you want to achieve with an online format. Consider factors such as the types of courses you want to offer, the size of your learner audience, and any specific features or integrations you may need.
  2. Choose the right platform: Research different online learning platforms and compare their features and functionality to determine which ones align best with your goals and needs. Consider factors such as ease of use, customization options, integrations with other tools and systems, and pricing.
  3. Create engaging content: Develop high-quality, engaging content that is suited to an online format. This may include video lectures, interactive exercises, and other multimedia elements.
  4. Use technology to your advantage: Utilize technology to enhance the learning experience, such as webinars, virtual breakout rooms, and other interactive tools.
  5. Promote your courses: Use social media, email marketing, and other channels to promote your courses and reach potential learners.
  6. Provide support and resources: Make sure you have the resources and support in place to assist learners as they navigate the online learning experience. This may include technical support, course materials, and opportunities for feedback and discussion.
  7. Stay flexible and adaptable: Be prepared to adapt and adjust your approach as needed as you learn and evolve in the online learning space.

How can DigitalChalk help?

DigitalChalk offers a full-featured LMS that is top-rated by analysts and loved by our customers. Our technology powers employee and customer learning, and enables training companies and associations to drive profitable growth.

Since our founding in 2007, we have worked with over one thousand organizations that offer continuing education and certification programs required by professionals and tradespeople. Working in the trenches with our customers, we understand their business and what they need from their LMS partner. Our system has been enhanced and refined to meet and exceed their needs. This includes simple course authoring, turnkey ecommerce to generate revenue immediately, an outstanding learner experience, and powerful reporting required by certifying bodies.

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